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Verna G. Volk

March 25, 1929 November 18, 2018
Verna G. Volk
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Verna G. Volk, age 89, of Gary, South Dakota passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Minneota Manor in Minneota, MN. Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the First Lutheran Church is Gary, SD. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Gary, SD. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby, MN.

Verna Gladys Volk was born March 25, 1929 in Canby, MN to parents Martin D. and Orva J. (Udesen) Peterson.

Verna married Warner Edward Volk on August 15, 1948 at the First Evangelical Lutheran parsonage in Gary, SD. Warner and Verna took over his parents farming operation.

Verna raised her family on the farm and spent time raising gardens, canning and freezing produce and teaching her daughters to do the same as well as sewing their own clothes. Verna enjoyed the days she spent watching the neighbor’s son Tracy, while the parents were working in the fields. After moving into Gary, Verna was the janitor of the First Lutheran Church and took great pride in keeping the Church ready for events.

Verna especially enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives throughout her life.

Verna’s surviving family includes her daughters: Rose (Dick) Anderson, Porter, MN and Romelle Bekaert, Canby, MN; grandchildren: Gregory McLain, Cedar Rapids, IA, Pam (Randy Miller) McLain, Osceola, WI, John McLain, Taunton, MN, Jodi (John) McLain Richards, Grantsburg, WI, Jessica (Ryan) Brassel, Golden, CO, Patty (Paul) Pederson, Odessa, MN, Lisa Bekaert, Shawn Bekaert, Stephanie Bekaert, Marshall, MN; step-grandchildren: Rick (Denise) Anderson, Taunton, MN, Nancy (Mark) Syltie, Porter, MN, Shelly (Brian) Ailts, Gillette, WY, Randy (Brenda) Anderson, Sioux Falls, SD; 23 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; sisters: Dorothy Olson, Canby, MN and Linda (Gene) Limberg, Gary, SD; as well as many special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Warner; son, Ronald; granddaughter, Jennifer Gregoire; brother-in-law, Chancey Olson; and nephew, Dean Olson.

Verna is blessed to have granddaughter Jennifer’s ashes accompany her in their final resting place.

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5:00 PM 11/23/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/23/2018 7:00:00 PM
Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel - Canby

111 5th Street E.
Canby, MN 56220

Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel - Canby
111 5th Street E. Canby 56220 MN
United States





2:00 PM 11/24/2018 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 11/24/2018 3:00:00 PM
First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Gary, SD

First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Gary SD
United States

Cemetery Details


Grandview Cemetery Final Resting Place

Gary, SD 57237

Gary 57237 SD
United States

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